Poll/Survey: CMS Experience Survey

We’re a group of high schoolers working on an entrepreneurship project and we’ve chosen to pursue looking into creating a new CMS that combats some of the issues with current Content Management Systems and block builders like Wordpress, Wix, and the others.

We’re collecting how Web developers currently feel about the CMS client landscape, what they like, dislike, and wish they had in a CMS, in hopes of prototyping a better solution. Any other advice you have would be wonderful.

You can fill out our survey below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-W–eyQIXBP7sGiFFsl-09RvZURyR3FrEdIyS0SAWtK0u2A/viewform?usp=sf_link

One CMS I liked working with was perch cms.

The reason I like it is because it is non obtrusive. You can build a static website in HTML, CSS and Javascript and the sections you want to be dynamic you wrap in perches template code.

A bit of their blurb

At the heart of Perch is that you can take an HTML page, add a Perch Region, reload the page and it will appear in the Control Panel. Pick a template and you are editing content! Those templates are all available for you to customize, to fit with the mark-up and design you want.

There is a lot more to Perch, but that core idea means that when you do just need to make a small site quickly content managed, we don’t get in the way. There is no need to turn your entire site into a theme, and you can use the front-end frameworks, or JavaScript plugins that you want.

I don’t know if the docs have improved, but I would say that was a weak area in this CMS.

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Is Perch still going? Last time I looked it was not possible to sign up to the forums and nothing had been updated for a while…

Is Perch still going? Last time I looked it was not possible to sign up to the forums and nothing had been updated for a while…

@Gandalf I had to check, but I believe the development has now been moved to perchrunway with a subscription.

https://perchrunway.com/

I don’t know how well it is supported, forums etc.

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